I have changed the way I set up my monthly astrology horoscope into a weekly breakdown as you will see in the analysis of the month of May. The bold subtitles will give you at-a-glance narrative of the influences or trends affecting you during any particular week. I hope you will enjoy reading it in this format.
My hope is that through my detailed analysis you will learn to develop an intuitive link to the trends and influences happening in your life. I hope that grouping the influences within the context of a weekly format will help you to recognize the trends taking place.
As it is with trends and influences, they have a life cycle of their own (within the greater life cycle of the universe) and they intertwine and overlap each other sparking and spurring action or reaction in different parts of our lives. Life is a woven tapestry through which we try to make sense of the overlapping and interweaving of energies that influence us.
I would be grateful for any comments regarding my blog, or to the changes made to it, as I am always open to ideas on how to enhance your experience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
In May, the focus is on your close friends, partners, and relationships. It will also deal with any kind of contractual agreements. It will then shift to the house of other people’s money, beginnings and endings, inheritances, bonuses, and commitments. You’ve moved along from all the attention on your work environment and now it is back on your partnership(s) and how you deal with your one-to-one relationships. Your 7th house is ruled by Venus, and Venus is currently in your 8th house and will be there until May 8th. It will be about commitment and interaction, and joint matters. The balance end of this focus is on your Self, your outer image or appearance, things you begin, and your income, personal values, and material security.
(Mercury-8/Saturn-2) Mercury moves to the 8th house on May 2 focussing your ideas, thoughts, and plans on the house of other people’s money, inheritance, investment, and commitments.
The month begins on a Friday, and you will begin to see the trend of opposition and tension between the 2nd and 8th houses this month concerned with your plans for investments and your material security.
You will be concentrated on how to invest in direct relation to your material security or values. How much do you need? What kind of investment will make you feel secure financially? What kind of home — if you’re buying — is going to make you feel happy and secure? What kind of commitments are you willing to make to achieve material success – if you’re looking for a job or are presented with a job proposal?
These are some of the questions that will be on your mind this month. With Saturn in your 2nd house, you are apt to be more frugal and responsible, which are the lessons for you with Saturn in this house.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between career, partnerships, inner thoughts, psyche, repressed dreams, and surrender.
(Sun/Jupiter) I find that Jupiter in any sort of aspect is positive, however the challenges that are presented are different. With Jupiter in your 10th house, you will be dealing with matters related to career, and because Jupiter rules Sagittarius, it will also be connected to your 2nd house of material security and success.
Jupiter turned direct on April 8th and is now in full motion again giving you the energy, luck and turning to gold anything you put your mind to when it comes to your career. It had been in retrograde motion from December 2014 onward and you may have felt stuck in limbo regarding your career. You will now see opportunities coming into your life again. Your 10th house is ruled by the Sun (Leo) and with the Sun in your 7th house, you will focus on building good relationships with other people, how you deal with other people, and most likely will be involved and working one to one with others.
The moon is in Scorpio and a full moon in your 1st house on Monday will see you probably needing to connect with others though you may have a bit of a “what about me?” attitude. Your heart will be on your sleeve and be aware of how assertive you may come across when dealing with others.
(Moon/Mars/Mercury) With the moon going from Scorpio to Sagittarius, your attention will move from your Self to your material security. You may also find yourself contradicting others, including partners, when it comes to ideas, plans, and the direction in which to move forward. The pull toward matters relating to a partner, commitment, or investment may have you wondering “what about me?” or “What about my material security?”
Conversely, you may hear news that requires some quick thinking on your part, when you’d rather take the time to come up with a solid plan rather than winging it for the sake of a solution. With aspects in opposition, it is most likely that the solution will be the result of working together with someone else to come to a successful conclusion.
(Mercury/North Node) Parallel to the challenges and issues regarding partners, close relationships, and other commitments, it seems that your ideas and thoughts related to your own financial independence and resourcefulness are on track. You will notice opportunities and growth coming from your focus on following this path.
With the moon going from your 3rd house to the 4th house on the weekend, you will find that matters regarding your home and your environment are on your mind.
May 11 – 17. Interaction between your material security, income or savings, partnerships, collaborators, contractual agreements, and the North Node.
During the week of the 11th, you will be juggling feelings of division and uncertainty between joint matters and your own quest for financial independence — your drive for action, the things you are passionate about, the direction you would like to be headed in, rules and responsibilities, as well as the discipline you need to make things work out the way you would like.
The week begins with the Moon sitting directly opposite Jupiter. You may be pulled between wanting to concentrate on matters at home but with Jupiter expanding your responsibilities at work, you may be spending a lot of energy there and not able to deal with the things that need to be done at home.
(Mars-8/Saturn-2) Mars moved to the 8th house, leaving your house of relationships and concentrating its driving force toward commitments, investments, growth and change. Saturn is in your 2nd house of values and material security, tugging at you to remain disciplined, and to stick to your plans regarding your own material security.
This is usually a positive influence if you keep the balance because it is possible to hit a wall of you don’t. Mars will keep pushing you to action and Saturn will keep you disciplined and on the straight-and-narrow, but if you try to do too much, you may reach a point where you have too much on your plate.
There may be an external, masculine energy around you pushing or guiding you during this influence. This could be your boss, your partner, or someone older or wiser than you.
(Venus/North Node) The weekend will bring another kind of tension and this one will involve the things you are passionate about and the journey you are on to learn the lessons of balancing your inner life and mental balance, in other words, time for yourself, and balancing that with your service and duty to others, as well as your physical health. Venus is in your 9th house urging you to expand your mind and this in turn will push you to make some changes within your inner self. You may hear from someone who lives far away or come in contact with someone who comes from another country, and they may bring you the tools to help you to learn to take care of your inner self. The influence coming from the 9th house is feminine in nature. This energy will spur you to stick to your own inner journey, and if you do, you will reap the rewards of good karma.
Venus in the 9th brings a taste for the exotic or love from afar or if you meet someone new during this time, it is possible they are from a different culture.
(Venus/Moon) The moon in Taurus is a stabilizing factor at the end of the week working together with Venus to achieve harmony in your day-to-day affairs and your outlook on life. A friend from afar may come to visit you or you may hear from them which will please you.
May 18 – 24. Interaction between your inner world, sacrifice or surrender to matters, changeable work environment, investments, responsibilities, and your material security.
This week begins with a new moon in Taurus. New moons usually bring new beginnings and opportunities for growth. This new moon takes place on the cusp of your 7th and 8th house of partners, close encounters, and contractual matters. Partners and close friends will help you with plans you have on the go. Just remember that Mercury is retrograde so take that into account and plan ahead and make sure that you have all your information.
Mercury goes retrograde this week until June 11 so you may see some things begin to feel like they have slowed to a crawl. Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini in your 8th house of investments, other people’s money, loans, bills, life cycles (beginnings and endings), etc.
Mercury Retrograde Disclaimer:
Back up all your information, make sure you look over anything that you may have to sign or have your lawyer look at it, don’t purchase any big ticket items (with moving parts) if you can help it, and don’t sign any contracts or agreements before going through everything twice unless it is a commitment with someone you have dealt with previously, like an employer or a client you have done business with. If you do sign, be aware that the circumstances may change as some information may be obscured at this time.
(Moon/North Node-12) You may notice the law of karma working to bring you the investment or joint help that you need to release some of those blocks in your subconscious. Working together with others will help you to learn that you don’t need to do it all on your own.
(Moon/Uranus-6) Changes in your work environment will prompt you to look into taking some extra courses to be able to keep up with these changes taking place. Conversely, these changes may put you in the position to teach someone younger or with less experience to help you in day-to-day matters at work.
(Venus-9/Pluto-3) A taste for the exotic and foreign may enhance the way you communicate or may make you realize what you are missing in your immediate environment.
The weekend looks busy with aspects and you will find yourself pulled in all different directions.
(Sun-8/Moon-11) You will probably get together and interacting with friends and this will be beneficial to you.
(Sun-8/Saturn-2) At the same time, you will feel the undercurrent of tension between matters of the 8th house and 2nd house since you may have to deal with joint ventures or investments. With Saturn in your 2nd house, you may be overly cautious.
(Moon/Saturn-2) If you have to do any work this weekend, you will find that you have the discipline for it. It will not require too much effort on your part.
(Venus-9/Pluto-3) You’re probably still under the influence of Venus in the 9th attracting you to things from far away, whether it’s objects of desire or foreign people, and this may be a catalyst to realizing what is missing from your immediate environment. Conversely, you may hear from a sibling or extended family who lives in a different country.
(Mars-8/North Node-12) You may find the method that helps you to deal with your inner workings of your mind and dreams with Mars actively analyzing the different means by which you can achieve this.
(Sun-8/Saturn-2) A male figure in your life, possibly a father figure or partner, will be a strong influence. You may get a good lesson in values or how to handle your money. He may be very cautious in his advice for your sake.
May 25 – 31. Interaction between a changeable work environment, travel, foreign cultures, your outlook on life, investments, commitments, and your inner world.
The last week of the month will begin with some tension but the last few days of the month will usher in the beginning of a very positive month.
(Venus/Uranus) Changes in your immediate work environment will be causing you some tension. Venus won’t help because she will bring thoughts of going away to beautiful places just to get away from the disruptions at work. On the other hand, you could use this influence to daydream of traveling and going to far away places in your imagination to deal with the ever continuing changes in your work environment. There may be a female in your work environment that is causing you some issues, but you have the means to change this. This hard angle will prompt you to make changes to your work environment.
(Mercury/Mars) You may hear some news or information or get an offer that will prompt you to make some decisions regarding an investment or a collaboration.
(Moon/Saturn) The moon in Libra in your 12th house will work well with Saturn in Sagittarius in your 2nd house. If there were any restrictions placed on you when you were younger based on personal values, you may find that you are able to overcome them, or it may be that lessons you learned during childhood will help you toward the discipline you seek regarding your material security.
The weekend will end the month on a positive note and you will feel good about yourself, especially after this roller-coaster month.
(Sun/Mercury/North Node) The Sun and Mercury are conjunct in your 8th house of collaboration, joint resources, and investments. They are both in positive angle to your North Node in the 12th. Where earlier in the month you were having issues dealing with commitments and working with partners, you are able to come up with solutions and ideas on how to tackle the parts of yourself that may have been repressed when growing up. The little voices in your head will dim as a result of a newfound way of dealing with others. This is a catalyst of a moment and it will feel cathartic! There’s no turning back now.
You’ll be glad that you have come out on top after this month that has been tugging and pulling at you in all directions. You’ll be looking forward to the month of June which, by far, looks to be the best month of the entire year when it comes to positive aspects in all parts of your chart!